Bluebird Celebrates National Farmers Market Week with Georgia Producers

The following Georgia Producers have been named for 3rd Annual Top Awards and Blue Ribbons during National Farmers Market Week 2011 by Bluebird Market & CSA. Thank you Middle Georgia farmers and producers for sharing the harvest in our Multiple Farm CSA.

3rd Annual Bluebird Awards, National Farmers Market Week 2011

Best Overall Area Grower –James Family Farm

Best Spalding County Grower –Randall Fuller

Best Middle Georgia Strawberry Growers– Elliott Farms

Best Middle Georgia Raw Honey — Hidden Springs Honey Farm

Best Georgia Peach Ice Cream– Dickey Farms

Best Winter Vegetables – McCrary Farms

Best Heirloom Tomatoes– Down the Lane Creatives

Best Organic Artisan Lettuces — D & A Farms

Best Herb Growers –Dromgoole Herbs

Best Pure Spring Water — Callaway Blue

Best Jersey Cow Cheeses — Sweet Grass Dairy

Best Grass Fed Angus Beef –White Oak Pastures

Best U-Pick Berry Farm – Weaver Berryland Farms

Best Wild Georgia Shrimp –Dubberly’s Seafood

Best Heirloom Apples –Holland Apple Farms

Best Carrots – Hayden Grove Farms

Best Farm Stand — The Rock Ranch

Best Georgia Pecans –  Ellis Brothers

Best Georgia Peanut Products – Plain Peanuts

Best Farm Making an Impact– Koinonia Farm, Birthplace of Habitat for Humanity

Best Daily Summer Harvest – Gardner Farms

Most Affordable Strawberry U-Pick – The Strawberry Patch

Best Georgia Coffee Roaster – Safehouse Coffee and Tea

Best Sustainable Restaurant – Sustainable Seafood

Best Farm to Table Eatery – Concord Cafe

Best Farm to Table Restaurant – Farm Burger

Cottage Industry

Best Marinara Sauce – Parisa’s Marinara

Best Georgia Tearoom Scones and Biscotti – The Jewell Box

Best Organic Granola – Pure Bliss

Best Desserts – Eileen’s – Desserts to Your Door

Best Juices & Smoothies – Arden’s Garden

Best Fruit Ciders – Hillside Orchards

Best Raw Foods Cookie – Sam & Mary’s Raw Karma

Best Organic Grits – Riverview Farms

Best Preserved Foods – Lauri Jo’s Southern Style Canning

Best Southern Cakes – Baking a Difference


Best Pottery – Clayshapers

Best Artisan Graphic Design – Armchair Studios

Best Photography Blog –  The Barefood Photographer

Best Soapmaker – Hartley Soaps

Best Bath and Body Products – Crafters Cottage

Best Handmade Lotions and Gels – Cinder & Bloom

Best Natural Body Products – Willow Soap

Best Candle Making – Buggy Town Candles

Best Recycle Jewelry – Restoration Jewels

Best Artistic Jewelry – My Soul Can Dance

Best Flower Art Photography – MagMoments

Best Folk Art Mosaics – Laurie Sweat

Best Folk Art Paintings – Sam Granger Folk Arts

Best Children’s Illustrator – Linda Hayward

Best Theatre Props Artist – Fawne DeRosia

Best Restoration Furniture – Barnchasers

Best Photography Studio – PhylmWorks

Sunlit Living Awards

Best Georgia Producers Solutions – Georgia Made Georgia Grown

Best Farm-to-School Program –The Rock Ranch

Best Tourism Guide in Georgia – Brown’s Guide to Georgia

Best Local Arts Council – Thomaston Upson Arts Council

Best Recipes Promoting Healthy Eating – Lizzie Marie Cuisine

Best Organic Distributors – Destiny Organics

Best Produce Public Relations – Vidalia Onion Committee

Best Festival Promoting Local Producers – Doc’tober Days

Best CSA Employee Wellness Program –Liberty Technology

Best Community Supported Agriculture Advocate – Kitchen Drawer Magazine

Best Local News Supporting Agriculture – The Grip

Best Horticulturist – Mary Pond

Best Greenhouse Facility – Griffin Area Resource Center

Best CSA Employee Benefits – Georgia EPD

People’s Choice Award Votes

Best Georgia Peaches – Dickey Farms

Best Farm to Table Restaurant – Farm Burger

Best U-Pick Strawberries – The Strawberry Patch, Pike Co.

Winners of Bluebird CSA Facebook Poll   What’s your favorite Farm or Georgia Producer and what do they produce?

Gardner Farms

Hogwaller Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Dickey Peaches

Sweet Grass Dairy Cheeses

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National Farmers Market Week (August 7-13, 2011) Award Winning Farmers and Producers receive blue ribbons!   We appreciate your dedication and vision!


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